Welcome to the LH Martin Institute – a research and development body created to serve and support the leadership and management needs of the higher and vocational education sectors.
LH Martin Institute Conference #LHMIConf
Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 October 2021. This year's conference will address the role of Tertiary Education in supporting post-Covid social, environmental and economic recovery.Register Now
Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP) is for managers in higher and vocational education to develop skills, knowledge and capacities to lead and manage effectively in the rapidly changing environment.Learn More
Award for Excellence in Leadership
We are pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 LH Martin Institute Award for Excellence in Leadership is Stephen Willis, Chief Operating Officer at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.Learn More
Fellow Voices is a series of pieces created by LH Martin Institute’s Fellows, comprising leading and influential figures in higher and vocational education from Australia and across the world.Read More
Specifically designed to meet the development needs of current and next generation tertiary education leaders, our programs address the increasing need for specialised knowledge and skills in higher education.
The LH Martin Institute offers a variety of courses both award and non-award, all designed to offer our students best in leadership and governance for the tertiary sector.
The LH Martin Institute offers a variety of resources about policy, management, governance and innovation in the tertiary education sector.
LH Martin Institute Conference
The LH Martin Institute Conference is an annual event that champions innovation and communities of collaborative practice between industry, government and higher and vocational education providers and explores issues faced in the higher and vocational education sectors.
The conference topics and presenters are curated by a Steering Committee of leaders and senior managers from the higher and vocational education sectors. The Committee’s experience in change management and innovation informs their Conference leadership.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management
The Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (JHEPM) is an international journal of professional experience and ideas in higher education. It is a must-read for those seeking to influence higher educational policymaking. The journal also aims to be of use to managers and senior academic staff who seek to place their work and interests in a broad context and influence educational policy and practice.
The journal is published in February, April, June, August, October and December each year and is produced under the guidance of editors, Peter Bentley (Editor-in-Chief) and Carroll Graham (Associate Editor).
The journal is jointly published by the LH Martin Institute and ATEM.
To find out more about the journal, visit the Taylor and Francis website:
Best Article Award
The JHEPM Best Article is awarded annually to the best article from the previous calendar. The Award and $500 prize is announced at the Tertiary Education Management Conference. The journal publisher, Routledge, kindly make the best article freely accessible. The runners up will also be freely accessible for three months.
A brief history of the Journal’s contents and authors during the first thirty years has been written by (former editor) Ian Dobson. The paper is entitled ‘The Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management: an output analysis’, published in Volume 31 No. 1 (2009) of the Journal. The pdf can be found here, called The History of the Journal.
Fellow Voices is a series of pieces created by LH Martin Institute and Melbourne CSHE Fellows, comprising leading and influential figures in higher and vocational education from Australia and across the world.
The items in this series draw upon considerable expertise, experience and insight, creating a platform that foments, challenges and provides illumination on higher and vocational education issues, and contributes to the development of robust and effective policy and implementation.
The views and comments expressed in featured articles belong to the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the LH Martin Institute, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and The University of Melbourne.
Please email us with any enquiries.
Insights is a collection of stories about and by tertiary education leaders and experts.
The views and comments expressed in featured articles belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the LH Martin Institute, Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education and University of Melbourne.
Can't find the article you're looking for? We may have archived it. Please email us for more information.
The LH Martin Institute was established in 2007 to serve and support the needs of the higher and vocational education sectors.
Situated within the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education, the Institute works to help leaders and managers in the higher and vocational education sectors broaden their understanding of dynamic workplace and policy contexts through the delivery of courses and professional development programs; the advancement of knowledge through research; and facilitating knowledge exchange through events and conferences.
The Institute is renowned for its unique suite of courses and training programs, which are tailored to meet the needs of the higher and vocational education sectors and are:
- led and delivered by leaders and practitioners from the higher and vocational education sectors
- contextualised to the higher and vocational education sectors
- practical and related to situations participants encounter in their workplaces
- informed by the latest research and resources on the tertiary education sector
We aim to develop more effective governance, leadership and management capacity in tertiary sector institutions, so that institutions may fulfil their missions more successfully.
To be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading centre of teaching and research excellence for the enhancement of tertiary education leadership and management.
Professor Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983)
Sir Leslie Martin was an eminent physicist who became a key higher education adviser to the Menzies government.
He was Lecturer and Associate Professor in Natural Philosophy, and then Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne (1927-1959). After leaving the University of Melbourne in 1959, he became Chairman of the Australian Universities Commission, a position he held until 1966.